Bicycle Network: Bicycle Network Victoria Membership
"There are three key reasons I am a member of Bicycle Network Victoria. The first is Insurance, I think it's important to know that you are covered. The second is knowing you have support in case you're involved in a crash. Finally, as a road user I think it's important to support the advancement of cycling through the government lobbying that Bicycle Network Victoria do." - Kev
“As a commuter I feel safer on my bike knowing Bicycle Network Victoria has my back.” - Cassey
"I'm a Bicycle Network Victoria Member to feel more confident when riding down Chapel Street or when I take a wrong turn!
I've never needed to make an insurance claim but I've fallen off my bike enough times to know that I need Bicycle Victoria Membership for my peace of mind - the main reason I'm in it is for the insurance." - Pen
"Originally we joined because Bicycle Network gave us another avenue to take/include our young family to explore the great outdoors. Bicycle Network Victoria provided us with a secure and safe way to educate the children and make riding fun.
Also educating them that riding is not only a leisure activity but a mode of transport." - Monica
"I am a long-time member of Bicycle Network Victoria. The membership provides me with insurance whilst on the road, which covers all of my commuting and training.
Whilst this is great piece of mind, a portion of Membership funds is also used to support Bicycle Network Victoria campaigns, and this is the real reason I have been, and will continue to be a member.
I am a passionate believer in a healthier society, and Bicycle Network Victoria champions this belief." - Peter
"I'm glad Bicycle Network Victoria is around! It makes me feel proud and confident when I ride. I value its ongoing work to provide everyone with great places to ride." - Lara
"I thoroughly enjoy every edition of RideOn and usually read it from cover to cover on the night it arrives!" - Peter
"I walked outside yesterday to find a brand new bike path going right past my door. Not bad for my first year as a member" - Tamasin
"As I come to the end of what has been an horrendous year after breaking my right collarbone in a cycling mishap in March last year, I want to place on record just how valuable the Bicycle Network Victoria Insurance Policy has been. Without it I would have been in dire straits financially.
Not only that but I also want to praise the staff at Ace Insurance who have been so efficient from day one. I cannot speak highly enough of the whole procedure.
Following my experience I have encouraged a number of other cyclists to take out membership and so gain the insurance cover. I am one cyclist who will never cancel Bicycle Network Victoria membership (even though the cost keeps going up). I am now back on my bike, albeit rather slowly but I'll get there.
All the best for the Great Escapade. Wish I could be there." - Laura
"Great! I've been a member for several years now and really feel that I 'get my money's worth', whether it's all your advocacy work, or keeping up-to-date with the latest news, or the magazine, or your riding events, etc. etc. Well done!" - Hui-Chang
"Riding gives me a sense of personal challenge and achievement, so I feel good about supporting Bicycle Network Victoria. It's a worth while and very professional organisation. Bicycle Network Victoria's campaigning is building a network of lanes and paths that also help me stay fit and spend time with my family" - Clare
"You don't think about the insurance aspect of membership until you need it! I have had to make two claims in the last 14 months. After one of the crashes, I was out of work for 5 months. I was able to claim for loss of earnings, which gave me great peace of mind"- Tony
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